With the Galaxy S 4, Samsung has moved to cement its position as an Android heavyweight, but what of its other smartphone ventures? We’ve been talking about the company’s first Tizen hardware for a while now, and it’s been clear that we’d see such hardware arrive sometime this year. Beyond that, though, details have been sparse, but today we begin to learn how Tizen will make its debut, with Samsung sharing some dates.
According to Samsung exec Lee Young Hee, we should see the first Tizen hardware in August or September; that makes us wonder if Samsung is planning to launch this device at the IFA. What’s perhaps more interesting is that unlike what we’re seeing from new platforms like Firefox OS, Samsung’s Tizen phone should be comparatively high-end.
Now, we don’t know if that means GS4-level, or maybe something more GS3-like, but having the platform premiere on a capable device could mean all the difference in how the public forms its initial opinion of Tizen.
Supposedly, when Tizen hardware arrives there will be thousands of apps to choose from, though we wonder if that includes ports of some of the more popular titles from iOS or Android, or if Tizen will be home to more original content, instead. We could know for sure in just another five months,